Tuesday , 12 December 2017

Weird News Of The Week – December 5

WE’RE DYING TO TURN THE CALENDAR PAGE. In Poland, a coffin manufacturer is stirring things up by selling promotional calendars featuring pictures of their coffins surrounded by topless women. The company, Lindner, has been doing the calendars since 2009 and will sell 15,000 calendars this year in order to “change the negative perception of death.” And, along their way to changing the negative perception of death, they might just sell a few more of their coffins. (Daily Star) CLICK HERE TO SEE THE COFFIN CALENDAR.


Police in New Jersey pulled over a driver they suspected of being drunk because there was a hard-to-miss sign that suggested she was. It was an actual road sign, and the pole attached to it, stuck through her sunroof. Cops eventually followed her into a parking lot at a diner, where she told officers that she had no idea the sign was in her car, even though it was just inches away from her head and there was shattered glass all over the place. She explained that she stopped because she heard an unusual sound she thought was coming from underneath the car. Police say she struck the sign 16 miles away and continued driving. 52-year-old Maria Vazquez was arrested for drunk driving. (WCBS-TV) CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SIGN THROUGH THE CAR’S WINDSHIELD.

A passenger on a Turkish Airlines flight from Nairobi, Kenya to Istanbul, Turkey caused a panic when passengers saw a frightening wi-fi name come up on their devices. You can name your wi-fi network anything you want, and this genius named his “bomb on board.” Panic from other passengers who saw that network in their options caused the pilot to divert the flight and make an emergency landing in Sudan. Security personnel questioned all of the passengers and inspected the plane and found no reason to be alarmed. They were all allowed to reboard, and the flight was resumed. It’s not known if officials were able to identify the passenger with the idiotically named wi-fi network. (Reuters)

A man in China was fined after a camera captured him repainting white arrows on the road. Police in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, caught Xiao Cai, redirecting street arrows with gentle strokes of white paint to free up traffic patterns along his home commute. “I saw that the straight lane was always packed with cars, while the lane that turns left has a lot of space,” he apparently told police. “I thought changing the signs would make my commute smoother.” Police issued Cai a $151 fine, calling the stunt “very dangerous” because it could have led to multiple collisions. (UPI) CLICK HERE TO SEE XIAO CAI REPAINTING THE STREET MARKINGS.

Researchers at the Chinese Culture University in Taipei, Taiwan noticed a rainbow in the sky. They claim it stuck around for nine hours and they were so excited, they took pictures of it from every angle. They’re going to need those photos if they want the record for the longest rainbow on record, though. As of now, the record holder is a rainbow that lasted six hours in Yorkshire, England back in 1994. So far, the people at Guinness haven’t confirmed that Taiwan now has the title, but according to the researchers, it’s only a matter of time. Just three days earlier, climate observers at the Chinese Culture University claimed there was another rainbow that lasted some six hours. (Metro) CLICK HERE TO SEE THE NEVER-ENDING RAINBOW.

George Krokus is a skydiving Santa who missed on his landing trajectory and crashed into a tree and lightpole before hitting a Florida beach and breaking his leg. Krokus was dressed as Santa during a weekend skydive to deliver toys at the Tampa Bay Beach Bums Operation Santa Charity Volleyball Tournament. His goal was to deliver an Elf on the Shelf to a 9-year-old girl at the event. However, his landing didn’t go as planned and the jolly old elf slammed into a tree and a lightpole before ending up on the beach with a broken leg. Friends have set up a GoFundMe account to pay for the Skydiving Santa’s medical expenses. (NBC Miami) CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SKYDIVING SANTA.